A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
You don't lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Be the hunter, not the hunted: Never allow your unit to be caught with its guard down.
The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Never forget that no military leader has ever become great without audacity.
Get the hell out of my way!
A leader is the man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it.
I had examined myself pretty thoroughly and discovered that I was unfit for military service.
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